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SD Family Support - DD

Family Support is a program administered by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) with several goals:

          To enhance the family's capacity to make decisions and provide care across the life span.

          To merge formal and informal helping networks around families.

          To prevent unnecessary or unwanted out-of-home placement.

          To utilize available public dollars most efficiently.

Family Support is not a single service, but rather a flexible constellation of services and supports which are customized to meet the varied and changing needs of each individual and family. A family support program recognizes and values the contribution of natural or informal supports such as extended family members, friends, neighbors, church congregations, and community organizations.

In addition to using natural supports, a family support program helps families to access existing formalized services such as the Child Care Assistance Program, Children's Miracle Network, Energy Assistance, Children's Special Health Services, Home-Based Services, etc. See especially the Medical Assistance Family Support Services.

In lay terms family support is often conveyed in the phrase "whatever it takes" to maintain and strengthen the family's ability to provide care at home. Families receiving family support services often comment that it allows them to "just be a family".

To find out about Family Support programs in your area, go to: http://www.state.sd.us/dhs/dd/family/Availabi.htm.

Eligibility

      Your family must have a child with a Developmental Disability (DD).

      Your child with the Developmental Disability must be under the age of 22 and live in your home.

      There are no family income guidelines.

Sources:

http://www.state.sd.us/dhs/dd/family/Whatis.htm, and http://www.state.sd.us/dhs/dd/family/Eligibil.htm

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